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invicta8926 08-10-2012 10:00 AM

Any Cyclists out there?
 
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I bike so I'm just wondering if anybody carries while they are on their bike? I don't, but with the directions things are going I'm thinking about it. If so, how do you carry?

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danolator 08-10-2012 11:20 PM

Yep. Avid Mountain Biker. Heading for the forest early in the morning. I pack an LCP in the under-the-seat aero tool kit. Nobody is the wiser. It only adds about a pound, but when I'm near Booger Holler and start hearing banjo music, I'm just a little less concerned.

jeremyk 08-11-2012 01:08 AM

I recommend the Pistol Wear PT-one or PT-two depending on the gun you want to carry. It is a belly band type holster but made to be worn during exercise. I use my PT-one when I run and bike and very comfortably conceal either my M&P 9 or Sig 229. Check it out. You wont be disapointed.

Rick1967 08-11-2012 03:11 AM

I wear the cycle shorts with a pair of regular shorts over top of them. The regular shorts have pockets. I carry a NAA Mini Revlover in 22 mag in a pocket holster. I forget it is there. It would be nice to have my 9 or my 45. But that 22 mag is in my hand right now...not after I open a back pack or a seat pack.

ScottA 08-11-2012 03:25 AM

Very interested to see where this goes. I ride as well and not satisfied with the solutions I've come up with so far. Stick my 380 in the pack behind the seat.

invicta8926 08-12-2012 01:18 AM

I am actually suprised to hear so many cyclists carry. I guess you never know.

danolator 08-12-2012 08:22 PM

Unfortunately I ride faster and longer than your weekend warrior and not as fast as the racers. This makes me a MTB tweener. That means I ride countless miles in redneck wilderness all by my lonesome. H&LL yeah I carry.

ScottA 08-12-2012 09:13 PM

This thread cam along at just the right time. I had ordered a new pair of biking shorts earlier this week. I got a chance to try them out yesterday.

http://amzn.com/B004RDPJPW

The cargo pockets on the side zip closed and are large enough for my 380 or maybe something a little larger. Thankfully, the weight of the gun doesn't make the shorts ride up my leg. I ride a recumbent so that can be an issue.

I think I'm going to order another pair.

Colby 08-13-2012 08:15 AM

Yup, I carry every time I am out on the bike - since I got ccw last year. I ride in shorts with big pockets - cargo type often. Of my carry guns, it always works out that I choose the LCP 380. At times I will carry it in a back pocket holster - that holster works so well for so many carry situations!
But -yeah - out on a bicycle you are vulnerable - and occasionally people make "soft" attacks on you. I don't want to be helpless if the attack is a "hard" one!

CornCod 08-15-2012 03:25 AM

In the late 19th century Europe, when long distance cycling was the rage, special handguns were manufactured just for cyclists to fend off dog attacks. One French gun was called the Velo-dog and was offered in a weird 5.7mm caliber.

danolator 08-17-2012 11:28 AM

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Originally Posted by CornCod
In the late 19th century Europe, when long distance cycling was the rage, special handguns were manufactured just for cyclists to fend off dog attacks. One French gun was called the Velo-dog and was offered in a weird 5.7mm caliber.

Nice historical fact. Thanks. I'm a mountain biker, but when did long distance cycling quit being the rage?

ScottA 08-17-2012 11:50 AM

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Originally Posted by danolator (Post 906876)
Nice historical fact. Thanks. I'm a mountain biker, but when did long distance cycling quit being the rage?

Bout the time Henry Ford got into full swing.

machengative 09-10-2012 10:09 AM

X2 on the NAA .22 mag. I use the holster grip option.

1911Shooter 09-11-2012 06:50 AM

I commute and have to change at work so I always have my bike trunk on a rack. I keep my Kimber ultra in a side pouch and pay attention to my surroundings. Don't forget your bike itself is a good weapon or at least can give you some distance from an attacker.

Coyotenator 09-11-2012 10:34 PM

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I mountain bike frequently and always carry my XD-40SC in a fanny pack I got at REI.
It has a pocket on the inside that perfectly fits my pistol, holds it in the correct position and has a velcro strap to keep it from bouncing around.I think I paid $19.95 for it.

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scxhornet 09-13-2012 05:20 AM

like this?
 
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WVpreacher 09-13-2012 05:47 PM

...An interesting event happen here in Huntington, WV recently (August 2012). Three bike riders pulled into a gas station about midnight. A man in a pickup truck with his girlfriend began circling the gas station. The pickup driver was jealous and was harassing his girlfriend to see if she knew any of the bikers. Now, mind you, these bikers in their mid-20's, were just minding their own business. When the pickup driver, who is drunk or on drugs, pulls into the station and begins an altercation with one of the bikers.

...Things were getting pretty testy, when one of the bikers buddy tries to break up the altercation between his friend and the pickup driver. When that happen the pickup driver took his aggression on the guy who was trying to beak up the argument. The pickup driver pulled a knife on him who in turn warned the drunken driver that he had a gun and would fire if he came any closer. Sure enough the biker had to defend himself and kill the pickup driver. He called the police immediately, the police arrived and questioned all who witnessed the incident. Arrested the biker till a judge could investigate the evidence. The biker was out of jail in two days, when the judge ruled that the biker had a right to defend himself against the aggresive pickup driver.

invicta8926 09-13-2012 06:59 PM

Nice setup coyotenator.

invicta8926 09-13-2012 07:00 PM

WVpreacher that just goes to show you never know when/where it will happen so you must always be prepared.


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